A slipper was hurled at JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar at an auditorium in Nagpur where he delivered a speech on the occasion of iconic leader BR Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary on Thursday.
As soon as he entered the auditorium, there was commotion and sloganeering. The police rounded up 19 youths for trying to disrupt the speech.
Haridas Shende, an ABVP activist, then hurled a slipper at Kanhaiya, but missed the target. He was beaten up by some people present at the venue and handed over to the police.
Speaking on the incident, Kanhaiya in his speech asserted that "undemocratic and intolerant" incidents did not deter him. "You can't scare me off by throwing stones and shoes at me," he said.
Earlier in the day, when Kanhaiya was received by Rashtrawadi Youth Congress leader Salil Deshmukh and NCP MLC Prakash Gajbhiye, a group of Bajrang Dal activists chased and later pelted stones at his convoy near the airport.